5BARz International, Inc Opens New Innovation Center in San Diego

Engineering team working aroundthe clock to develop second generation-device for major global networkoperators

 Seattle,Washington – November 25, 2013 – 5BARz International, Inc. (OTCBB: BARZ), (Boerse- Berlin:O5B), (www.5BARz.com) (“5BARz” or “the Company”) announced todaythe opening of its new state-of-the-art innovation center in San Diego,California. The center will housethe 5BARz’ engineering division as it expands operations to acceleratedevelopment of the 5BARz technology.

Naresh Soni,Chief Technology Officer of 5BARz International, Inc. explained, “our new innovation center is located in the Sorrento Valley which is in the heart of the wireless technology industry in the United States.  This ideal location has facilitated therecruitment of key engineering positions that we have filled in the last 30days. In addition to our new facilityand increasing our engineering team internally we have contracted engineeringfirms in India and China in order to accelerate the development and delivery ofour technology solutions as soon as possible. The Company’s strategic outsourcing model brings a team of engineers anddesigners localized in different time zones that are working around the clockto timely and effectively address the needs of specific partners.”

Daniel Bland, CEO of 5BARz International,Inc. explained, “ThisInnovation Center will be initially focused on the completion of our secondgeneration-device, designed in collaboration with a multi-national wirelesscarrier.” He continued stating, “This business model will allow us to respond tothe market opportunities that we hope to generate from global wirelessoperators and other industries that choose 5BARz as their solution for coverageimprovement and seamless connectivity.”

5Barz’sinvestment in this new innovation center and the business model in placeunderscores the Company’s commitment to improving its revolutionary cellularnetwork extender technology to engineer customized solutions for a wide varietyof consumers and industries.

About 5BARz International Inc.

The 5BARz International Inc. business is focused upon the globalcommercialization of a patented product technology branded under the name5BARz™. 5BARz™ is a cellular network infrastructure device for use in the smalloffice, home or for when users are mobile. 5BARz™ incorporates a patentedtechnology to create a highly engineered, single-piece, plug ‘n play unit that strengthensweak cellular signals to deliver high quality signals for voice, data and videoreception on cell phones and other cellular equipped devices. 5BARz™ representsa key solution for cellular network operators in providing clear, high qualitysignal for their subscribers with a growing need for high quality connectivity.5BARz International Inc.’s shares are publicly traded on the OTCBB under theticker symbol BARZ in the US and on the Berlin Stock Exchange (http://www.boerse-berlin.com) under symbol “O5B.”

 

Onbehalf of the Board of Directors

“Mr.Daniel Bland” CEO & Director

5BARzInternational Inc.

 

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Former Apple CEO Gil Amelio Leaves AT&T Board for 5BARz

Former Apple CEO Gil Amelio Leaves AT&T Board for 5BARz

By Michelle Maisto  |  Posted 2013-11-22

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Dr. Gil Amelio, a one-time CEO and chairman at Apple, has been elected chair of the board of directors for 5BARz, a company that makes cellular network extenders.

Amelio recently stepped down from the AT&T board of directors to take a more hands-on role at 5BARz, the company said in a Nov. 21 statement. 5BARz CEO Daniel Bland called Amelio an “iconic business leader and visionary with an impressive track record in helping take companies with great ideas and products to the next level.” Amelio has a Ph.D. in physics and holds 17 patents. He developed the first “practical charge coupled (CCD) image sensor, which has been used to register images in consumer camcorders, digital still cameras, TV cameras and the Hubble Space Telescope,” 5BARz said in its press statement. “He has also patented important technology developments in semiconductor electronics and energy management.” 5BARz makes plug-and-play reception -boosters for homes and small offices, and in June announced that it had signed a deal with a multi-national carrier to design and build a network extender based on 5BARz’ patented technology. The company’s cellular booster technology “will be filtered to amplify solely the specific cellular signal bands that the wireless operator uses on its networks in [select regions].,” 5BARz said in a statement. “The Company together with the wireless operator is developing a thorough test plan …  Upon successful completion of the test plan, it is envisaged that the 5BARz solution be included within the wireless operators’ portfolio of solutions for coverage improvement.”

Amelio and Apple

Apple’s board recruited Amelio in late 1995 to replace CEO Jim Buckley, on whose watch the company posted a loss of more than $69 million. Amelio left his role as CEO of Apple-supplier National Semiconductor—which he is credited with turning around—to take the lead at Apple in February 1996. One hundred days into his tenure, Amelio announced that his strategy was “many small steps” rather than any big moves; that he planned to focus on “megatrends,” like the Internet, and that he was raising the stakes on competitors by upping the amount of memory in the Macintosh computer to 12 megabytes. In December 1996, Amelio announced that Apple was buying NeXT, the company that Jobs had gone on to create, for $400 million, and Jobs was coming back into the fold. Seventeen months after being hired, Amelio was ousted. On a conference call, then CFO Fred Anderson said Apple’s board was simply not happy with Apple’s performance and believed the company needed a new CE0, according to a July 1997 New York Timesarticle. Jobs acted as de facto chief, until on Sept. 17, 1997, he was officially named interim CEO. He was head of Pixar Animation Studios at the time and “refused to take over [Apple] permanently,” according to anotherNew York Times article. “Since Amelio’s ouster,” the report continued, “Jobs has cut off executive bonuses, reduced severance pay and eliminated sabbaticals. The company now is paying only for coach air fares for employees on trips shorter than 10 hours.” According to reports, Jobs eventually simply dropped the word “interim” from his title.

Dr. Gil Amelio Appointed Chairman of the Board of Directors of 5BARz International, Inc.

Iconic Tech Executive to Chair 5BARzBoard of Directors

SEATTLE–(BUSINESSWIRE)–November 21, 2013

5BARz International Inc. (OTCBB:BARZ), a leader in the cellular network extender technology industry, announcedtoday that Dr. Gil Amelio has been elected Chair of the 5BARz Board ofDirectors, effective immediately.

An iconic technology executive andinvestor, Dr. Amelio recently stepped down from the AT&T Board of Directorsto assume a more hands-on role in executing 5BARz’s accelerated growthstrategy. Throughout a career span of over three decades, Dr. Amelio has ledvarious technology companies, including serving as the CEO and chairman ofApple Computer; the president, CEO and chairman of National Semiconductor; andthe president of Rockwell Communication Systems, a unit of RockwellInternational. Under his leadership, these companies underwent successfultransformations that resulted in over $9 billion USD increase in investorvalue.

“I am delighted to be a part ofthe 5BARz team and to help this exciting Company meet its marketpotential,” said Gil Amelio. “5BARz is uniquely positioned to servethe growing need to extend cellular coverage to areas with poor signal levels.The opportunity to cost effectively enhance existing infrastructure representsan enormous market opportunity that we intend to continue to develop,” headded.

Prior to his management career, Dr.Amelio was a successful technologist. He developed the first practical chargecoupled (CCD) image sensor, which has been used to register images in consumercamcorders, digital still cameras, TV cameras and the Hubble Space Telescope.He has also patented important technology developments in semiconductorelectronics and energy management.

“Gil is an iconic businessleader and visionary with an impressive track record in helping take companieswith great ideas and products to the next level. We are delighted to have anexecutive with his exceptional background and experience leading our Board ofDirectors,” said Daniel Bland, 5BARz’s CEO.

Dr. Amelio currently serves on theboards of InterDigital, Inc. and Galectin Therapeutics. A former director andchairman of the Semiconductor Industry Association, he served as advisor to theMalaysia Multimedia Super Corridor and to Malaysia’s Prime Minister from 1996to 2009. Dr. Amelio was a Director of Chiron (1991 to 1996) andPTG-SBC-AT&T, Inc. (1995 to 2013) and served as Lead Director from 2009through 2010. He also served on the boards of Sematech and the American FilmInstitute.

Dr. Amelio, who earned his Ph.D. inphysics at Georgia Tech, has authored three books and is the holder of 17patents. He served his alma mater on the Georgia Tech Advisory Board twice andas Chairman 1985-1986.

About 5BARz International Inc.

The 5BARz International Inc. businessis focused upon the global commercialization of a patented product technologybranded under the name 5BARz(TM). 5BARz(TM) is a cellular networkinfrastructure device for use in the small office, home or for when users aremobile. 5BARz(TM) incorporates a patented technology to create a highlyengineered, single-piece, plug ‘n play unit that strengthens weak cellularsignals to deliver high quality signals for voice, data and video reception oncell phones and other cellular equipped devices. 5BARz(TM) represents a keysolution for cellular network operators in providing clear, high quality signalfor their subscribers with a growing need for high quality connectivity. 5BARzInternational Inc.’s shares are publicly traded on the OTCBB under the tickersymbol BARZ in the US and on the Berlin Stock Exchange(http://www.boerse-berlin.com) under symbol “O5B.”

On behalf of the Board of Directors

“Mr. Daniel Bland” CEO& Director

5BARz International Inc.

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The information contained in thisrelease consists of forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section27A of the Securities Act and Section 21E of the Exchange Act. These statementsmay involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differmaterially from those described in such statements. Such forward-lookingstatements involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties, including allbusiness uncertainties relating to product development, marketing, marketacceptance, future capital requirements, and competition in general that maycause actual results to be materially different from those described herein asanticipated, believed, estimated or expected. The Company is under noobligation to (and expressly disclaims any such obligation to) update or alterits forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, futureevents or otherwise.

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5BARz International, Inc. Completes $2.6M Private Placement

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SEATTLE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–November 12, 2013–

5BARz International Inc. (OTCBB: BARZ) (Berlin: O5B), a technology leader in the cellular network extender industry, announced today the completion of a private placement, resulting in net proceeds of $2,610,000. The Company issued 26,100,000 units, at a price of $0.10 per unit, with each unit comprised of one share of the common stock of the issuer and one share purchase warrant to acquire a second common share at a price of $0.30. The warrant is exercisable for a period of two years.

After more than five years of development, and approximately $13 million of capital invested, the Company’s commercialized technology is being recognized as a solution to improve cellular connectivity. This recognition is facilitating a broad expansion of the Company’s opportunities in terms of market integration as well as attracting the capital resources necessary to continue executing the Company’s business strategy.

“This capital injection allows us to accelerate the completion and delivery of our second-generation device that is being designed to work on the frequency of a major global network carrier, with over 150 million mobile subscribers. We believe that this product will ultimately be adopted by network carriers around the world as the preferred solution in the industry. While our first-generation device, the Road Warrior, was a technology breakthrough in its own right and winner of a prestigious design and engineering award at the 2010 CES, our second-generation device will have features never seen before in our industry. We look forward to delivering this second-generation device for testing and qualification by our partners at the beginning of the new year,” said Daniel Bland, CEO of 5BARz.

There is an increasing need in the market for cellular network extenders as consumers clamor for improved cellular connectivity. 5BARz is uniquely positioned to lead this path, with a patented technology that incorporates the Network Protection Standard Requirements recommended in the recent FCC ruling, making the Company’s product both user and network friendly.

About 5BARz International Inc.

The 5BARz International Inc. business is focused upon the global commercialization of a patented product technology branded under the name 5BARz™. 5BARz™ is a cellular network infrastructure device for use in the small office, home or for when users are mobile. 5BARz™ incorporates a patented technology to create a highly engineered, single-piece, plug ‘n play unit that strengthens weak cellular signals to deliver high quality signals for voice, data and video reception on cell phones and other cellular equipped devices. 5BARz™ represents a key solution for cellular network operators in providing clear, high quality signal for their subscribers with a growing need for high quality connectivity. 5BARz International Inc.’s shares are publicly traded on the OTCBB under the ticker symbol BARZ in the US and on the Berlin Stock Exchange (http://www.boerse-berlin.com) under symbol “O5B.”

On behalf of the Board of Directors
“Mr. Daniel Bland” CEO & Director
5BARz International Inc.

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